Hairdresser – Job Description
Hairstylists usually work in hairdressing salons or barber shops. These establishments may vary according to the type of customers they service. Some hairdressing salons focus mostly on female customers, offering other services that may include makeup consultations and application, nail care services, and spa treatments; whereas barber shops specialize in male clients, as their Hairstylists or Barbers are also trained in cutting and styling facial hair. While hair salons and barber shops are the most common workplaces for Hairstylists, they can also be found working in theatre, television, and motion picture production studios as part of the hair and costumes department. In these cases, Hairstylists are usually required to work with wigs, extensions, and other products in order to accurately create an image that is coherent with the time and setting of the production.
- Cutting, trimming, and styling hair according to customers’ requests.
- Advising customers on hairstyles according to physical features, current hairstyle, type of hair, and fashion trends.
- Shampooing, conditioning, rinsing, and drying hair.
- Applying hair styling products and treatments.
- Maintaining their work station and tools clean and stocked.
- Shaving or trimming beards and mustaches.
- Styling eyebrows and removing facial hair.
- Receiving payment from customers.